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Tweet Beat: Weird Al Talks Curls, Kale & Bloodsuckers

With a new album on the way, Weird Al Yankovic is still the prince of parody. He’s also the master of the clever tweet, making fun of food trends, vampires and his lookalikes − all in 140 characters or less.

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Tweet it! King of parody songs Weird Al Yankovic is also a Twitter star. 

With his latest album Mandatory Fun, Weird Al Yankovic keeps the laughs coming. He has made a career out of spoofing such musical acts as Coolio and Nirvana. And one of his biggest hits came courtesy of Michael Jackson with the parody song “Eat It.”

Weird Al has been finding the funny in music for 30 years. Five years ago, he started branched out into another art form—the tweet. His entertaining messages have attracted the attention of more than 3.2 million followers, making him one of the more popular celebs on Twitter.

Let’s peer into the offbeat ideas and quirky thoughts of Weird Al:

ON MISTAKEN IDENTITY:

#1 Sometimes other people copy Weird Al.

#2 Political Doppelgänger?

ON HEALTH:

#3 Weird Al’s immunity booster.

ON FOOD:

#4 Life before leafy greens?

ON ANIMALS:

#5 Weird Al likes dog jokes.

ON MEDIA:

#6 Weird Al wants to live in an “Amish Paradise”?

#7 Like the rest of us, Weird Al suffers from vampire fatigue.